Definitions for declensiondɪˈklɛn ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word declension
the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
deterioration, decline in quality, declension, worsening(noun)
process of changing to an inferior state
descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope(noun)
a downward slope or bend
a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms
"the first declension in Latin"
: A way of categorizing nouns, pronouns, or adjectives according to the inflections they receive.
In Latin, 'amicus' belongs to the second declension. Most second-declension nouns end in '-i' in the genitive singular and '-um' in the accusative singular.
: The act of declining a word; the act of listing the inflections of a noun, pronoun or adjective in order.
Origin: From declenson, from declinaison (French: déclinaison), from declinatio (gen. declinationis)
the act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope
a falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay; as, the declension of virtue, of science, of a state, etc
act of courteously refusing; act of declining; a declinature; refusal; as, the declension of a nomination
inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., according to the grammatical cases
the form of the inflection of a word declined by cases; as, the first or the second declension of nouns, adjectives, etc.
rehearsing a word as declined
Origin: [Apparently corrupted fr. F. dclinaison, fr. L. declinatio, fr. declinare. See Decline, and cf. Declination.]
In linguistics, declension is the inflection of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and articles to indicate number, case, and gender. A declension is also a group of nouns that follow a particular pattern of inflection. Declension occurs in many of the world's languages, and features very prominently in many European languages. Old English was a highly inflected language, as befits its Indo-European and especially its Germanic linguistic ancestry, but its declensions greatly simplified as it evolved into Modern English.
Images & Illustrations of declension
Translations for declension
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- تصريف, صرف, تصريف الأسماء, إعرابArabic
- склонение, скланянеBulgarian
- declinacióCatalan, Valencian
- skloňování, deklinaceCzech
- Beugung, DeklinationGerman
- taivutus, taivutusluokkaFinnish
- נטייה, הטיהHebrew
- beyging, fallbeyging, beyging fallaIcelandic
- 変化, ディクレンション, 語形変化Japanese
- 어형변화, 곡용Korean
- fihilana ara-tsokajintenyMalagasy
- тийн ялгал, тийн ялгалын айMongolian
- verbuigen, verbuigingDutch
- [[odmiana]] ([[przez]] [[przypadek, deklinacja, [[odmiana]] [[przez]] [[przypadekPolish
- deklinacija, sklonidbaSerbo-Croatian
- böjning, deklinationSwedish
Get even more translations for declension »
Find a translation for the declension definition in other languages:
Select another language: